Another perfect weekend is headed our way, although we head into it with heavy hearts. We always carry the burden of the living with us, but perhaps this week it is more evident than usual. So, how shall we make use of our precious time?
Tonight, bask in the glow of art– literally. The Capitol Riverfront BID is presenting a series of artists’ work on the theme of art and the environment. The works featured in this series asks viewers to consider the human impact on the natural world. The work in this series includes both still and moving images and will be displayed nightly on the Canal Park Glow Cube at 200 M Street SE with panels facing 2nd Street SE, 2nd Place SE, and M Street SE. The series kicks off tonight with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m., featuring the work of all five presenting artists. Complimentary food and beverages from local establishments will be available at the event. Learn more here.
It’s an Open Mic night for storytellers tonight at the Corner Store. Sign-up begins at 6:45 for the first ten storytellers who are invited to share their stories with the crowd, provided they are under seven minutes long. Admission is a ten dollar donation at the door but for $15 you also get refreshments.
The Community Collective is celebrating local photographic talent starting at 6 p.m. at Sospeso, 1344 H Street NE. Enjoy a happy hour and the talent of local photographers. Photos will be for sale for $50/each, and 10% of the sales price will go to Small Projects Istanbul, an NGO helping those displaced by the Syrian conflict. More info here.
There are two fundraisers taking place tonight around the Hill. Maria told you about the one for Puerto Rico, hosted by DC Vote, Americans for Self-Rule and Neighbors United happening at RedRocks on H Street, 1348 H Street NE, starting at 6 p.m. (more details here). The 201 Bar, 201 Massachusetts Avenue NE, is raising funds for the victims of the Las Vegas tragedy. From 4 p.m. to close, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Las Vegas Victims Fund.
Friday at Gallery O/H, the Capitol Hill Art League presents the opening reception for American Standards as Art. Artists were asked to create visual responses to five songs from the American Songbook, My Favorite Things, Body and Soul, On the Road Again, Night and Day, and As Time Goes By. The artists work in oil, water colors, sculpture, mixed media and photography.
Union Market hosts the All Things Go Fall Classic music festival Friday through Sunday (additional details in this week’s Set List). Foster the People, Young Thug and Galantic headline the three day festival highlighting electronic, hip-hop and alternative performers. One-day and three-day passes are available for purchase. The full line up and tickets can be found here.
Saturday is the Annual Dead Man’s Run at Congressional Cemetery. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the 5K Race begins at 6 p.m. with the untimed Kid’s Fun Run beginning at 6:05. All are encouraged to attend in costumes and to stick around after the race to enjoy local beers. To enter the race register here.
Also on Saturday, don’t miss the Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation’s Hill Fest at Garfield Park! The festival is free and starts at 10 a.m. Want to get pumped about what makes D.C. a great jazz town? Listen to Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation executive director Herb Scott tell you why.
Sunday evening, singer Akua Allrich pays tribute to Nina Simone and Miriam Makeba is a concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. This local talent has been earning international acclaim for her skilled and soulful performances. The show begins at 7pm and tickets are $25 – $32 and can be purchased here.